[CentOS] Old Small Box

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 19:13:12 UTC 2009


On Jan 22, 2009, at 11:39 AM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>  
wrote:

> Kai Schaetzl wrote:
>> Ralph Angenendt wrote on Thu, 22 Jan 2009 10:31:20 +0100:
>>
>>
>>> You need a combined(!) 768MB of RAM and Swap to successfully install
>>> CentOS 5.2 (see the release notes).
>>>
>>
>> in graphics mode.
>
> And really it is a performance question as long as you have 256M of  
> real
> memory, the rest swap.  Since I always make my swap > 2xRAM, I am  
> always
> installing on a system with at least 768Mb combined.
>
> I do not like the DIsk Druid default of putting the swap drive into  
> the
> LVM partition.  I always redo the partitions so that swap is its own
> partition.

Why is that? Old school habit or is there a real benefit?

Swap performance should be equally good whether it be raw disk, raw  
partition, LVM logical volume or even a flat file on today's kernels,  
but maybe there is something I am unaware of.

-Ross



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